Frank Powell is the new chief technology officer at Brooklyn Park, MN-based GLS Cos., now responsible for leading and maintaining the company’s overall IT objectives and architecture.
Relocating from Minnesota, Chris Karger has joined the sales team at Phoenix-based Prisma Graphic.
The newest member to the strategic sales team at Niles, IL-based Specialty Print Communications (SPC) is Sabine Derse, who was most recently employed at Lehigh Direct.
The Printing Industries of America has named Wilma Grant its 2010 Naomi Berber Award recipient. The award recognizes the accomplishments and contributions of women to the graphic communications industry. Grant has served as the Supreme Court’s secure in-plant manager of the Publications Department/Office of Information Technology for the past 30 years.
Dallas-based Padgett Printing has hired Larry Foster as business development director. He most recently served in a similar capacity at 360 Visual Communications Group.
Jim Walker, a 40-year industry vet, has joined the sales team at Houston-based Southwest Precision Printers. The founder of Grover Printing, Walker comes to Southwest from EarthColor.
David Schawk, president and CEO of Des Plaines, IL-based Schawk Inc., has been elected as member of the board of directors for the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s Illinois chapter. He will serve a three-year term. The Make-A-Wish Illinois chapter is celebrating its 25th year of granting wishes to children with life-threatening illnesses.
FedEx Office (formerly FedEx Kinko’s), an operating company of FedEx Corp., is now offering free Wi-Fi service at more than 1,000 of its FedEx Office Print & Ship Centers throughout the United States.
At Sparks, MD-based Schmitz Press, Martin Blair has been tapped as CEO. Blair has been with the company for 23 years and has served as executive vice president since 1996. PI